Albany Times Union
The best of the week in Section II
A look at the week’s top performers:
Gavin Giordano, Averill Park football: The senior quarterback completed five passes Friday night for 87 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-20 win against La Salle.
Nicholas Galuski, Averill Park football: Caught two passes and both went for touchdowns, the first covering 34 yards in the second quarter and the second an 18-yard strike in overtime to help lift the Warriors to a 21-20 overtime decision over La Salle.
JJ Thompson, La Salle football: In addition to his play at linebacker, Thompson scored touchdowns on two short runs and busted off an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 21-20 setback against Averill Park.
David Romer, Columbia football: Ran the ball six times for 196 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Devils beat Albany 42-8.
Griffin Woodell, Glens Falls football: The senior rambled for 241 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 32-6 win against Gloversville halted after one half because of weather.
Brandon Fish, Hudson Falls football: Carried the ball just four times Saturday and amassed 130 yards and scored three touchdowns in helping the Tigers post a 62-14 win against Scotia.
Kendall Eggleston, Shenendehowa field hockey: Scored a goal in a 2-0 win against Guilderland and tallied three goals and one assist in a 7-1 verdict over Columbia.
Emma Mccart, Hoosick Falls field hockey: Over the course of four victories, Mccart registered seven goals and four assists — highlighted by three goals and one assist in a 9-0 win against Glens Falls.
Karleigh Mirabile, Shaker field hockey: Produced two goals and one assist in a 5-1 victory over Niskayuna.
Kennedy Swedick, Albany Academy for Girls’ golf: The sophomore posted a six-under round of 66 Tuesday at Mcgregor Links Country Club to take medalist honors at the Section II championships.
Nicole Criscone, Albany Academy for Girls’ golf: Carded a three-under round of 69 to finish second at the Section II championships.
Brayden Lock, Glens Falls boys’ golf: The sophomore earned medalist honors at both the Section II B tournament and at the two-day state qualifier, with all three rounds held at Fairways of Halfmoon. He shot seven-over par 151 in his rounds Saturday and Sunday.
Trey Smith, Greenville boys’ golf: After securing top honors Tuesday to help lead the Spartans to the Class C/D team title, Smith returned for weekend play at Fairways of Halfmoon
and carded a two-day total of 153 strokes to finish second at the state qualifier.
Vincent Liquori, Niskayuna boys’ golf: Playing at the varsity level for the first time this fall, Liquori, a junior, claimed medalist honors Thursday at the Class A sectionals with a oneover 73 for fourth at the state qualifier.
Arrica Silliman, Columbia girls’ volleyball: Produced 19 assists and six kills as the Blue Devils swept past Guilderland in three sets.
Carlie Rzeszotarski, Burnt Hill girls’ volleyball: The program’s all-time leader in career kills posted 17 in leading the Spartans to a 3-0 triumph over Saratoga Springs.
Gitch Hayes, La Salle boys’ cross country: Cruised to victory in the Division III race at the Burnt Hills Invitational Saturday, covering the Spa State Park course in 14 minutes, 51.7 seconds.
Julian Franjieh, Niskayuna boys’ cross country: Finished second in the Division III race (15:14.0) at the Burnt Hills Invitational.
Ryan Bush, Saratoga Springs boys’ cross country: Came in third in a time of 15:17.5 in the Division III race at the Burnt Hills Invitational.
Emily Bush, Saratoga Springs girls’ cross country: The sophomore continued her strong campaign by taking top honors in the Division III race (17:23.0) at the Burnt Hills Invitational, helping the Blue Streaks sweep the top five slots in the standings for the team title.
Mackenzie Hart, Saratoga Springs girls’ cross country: Placed second in the Division III race (17:51.7) at the Burnt Hills Invitational.
Ella Kurto, Saratoga Springs girls’ cross country: The senior finished third in the Division III race (17:52.2) at the Burnt Hills Invitational.
Rachel Miller, Mohonasen girls’ cross country: The freshman crossed the line in a time of 18:34.8 to earn the win in the Division II race at the Burnt Hills Invitational.
Ben Tymeson, Shenendehowa boys’ soccer: Delivered two goals and one assist in a 3-0 decision over Burnt Hills.
Gavin Parker, South Glens Falls boys’ soccer: Scored three goals and added an assist in the Bulldogs’ 10-0 win against Hudson Falls.
Andrew Kraszewski, Mechanicville boys’ soccer: Posted eight goals and two assists as the Red Raiders recorded victories against South Glens Falls (5-0), Cambridge (11-0) and Tamarac (9-3).
Andrew Kusek, Schalmont boys’ soccer: Registered a trio of goals as the Sabres defeated Mohonasen 3-0.
Sam Rogers, Broadalbin-perth boys’ soccer: Tallied three goals and one assist in a 4-0 victory against Glens Falls.
Andrew Shell, OESJ boys’ soccer: Netted three goals and added two assists in a 10-3 decision over Middleburgh.
Mason Shell, OESJ boys’ soccer: Found the back of the net with four goals in a 10-3 win over Middleburgh.
Mayah Wheeler, Shaker girls’ soccer: Netted a trio of goals to lead the Blue Bison to a 3-1 victory over Colonie.
Hannah Bachorik, Mohonasen girls’ soccer: Scored two goals and added an assist in a 3-1 win against Holy Names.
Callin Johnson, Voorheesville girls’ soccer: Netted two goals to go along with an assist in the Blackbirds’ 6-1 win over Albany Academy for Girls.
Team of the week
Albany Academy for Girls golf: The Bears tore apart the competition at the Section II championships at Mcgregor Links Country Club, taking the top four spots in the individual standings and winning the team honors by 81 strokes.
Coming up Football
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Here’s a look at this week’s key games:
CBA at Guilderland, 7 p.m. Friday Burnt Hills at Niskayuna, 7 p.m. Friday Amsterdam at La Salle, 7 p.m. Friday Hudson at Watervliet, 7 p.m. Friday
A Niskayuna at Guilderland, 4:15 p.m. Thursday A Columbia at Saratoga Springs, 4:30 p.m.
A Bethlehem at Shaker, 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Shenendehowa at Columbia, 4:15 p.m. Friday Girls’ volleyball
A Shenendehowa at Columbia, 5:45 p.m. Thursday A Cider Challenge at Burnt Hills, 8 a.m. Saturday
A Albany Kiwanis Meet at The Crossings, 3:30
A Rensselaer County Meet at Grafton State
Park, 3:30 p.m. Friday
A Greenwich Invitational at Spa State Park, 5